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WTO to review China's ban on Taiwanese fruit imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan New) — World Trade Organization (WTO) Communications Officer Fernando Puchol confirmed that Taiwan’s specific trade concern (STC) regarding China’s suspension of Taiwa...

Taiwan fresh fruit exports to China have dropped by half

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following bans and new regulations by Beijing, fresh fruit exports from Taiwan to China have fallen by half, and could drop further, Council of Agriculture Minister Chen C...

Taiwanese man dies after pitbull attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Hsinchu County man died on Sunday (Oct. 10) due to massive blood loss after being attacked by a pitbull, CNA reported. The Hsinchu County Fire Bureau received reports...

Taiwan to take China fruit ban to WTO in mid-October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will take China’s import ban on three types of Taiwan fruit to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for a ruling in mid-October, the Council of Agriculture (COA...

Taiwan-built fishing training ship to be completed in 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Work officially started Wednesday (Sept. 29) on the first-ever Taiwan-built fishing training ship conforming to international standards, with the project scheduled to be c...

Taiwan to add NT$50 billion in agricultural exports if CPTPP bid successful

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan can expect to add NT$50 billion (US$1.8 billion) worth of agricultural exports if allowed to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Part...

Taiwan seeks to cushion agricultural sector from potential CPTPP impact

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Producers of 20 types of agricultural products from Taiwan may have to brace for a hit if the country joins the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific P...

Taiwan fruit exports to markets outside China rise by 137%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While China was slapping bans on Taiwanese fruits, ranging from pineapples to wax apples and custard apples, fruit exports to other markets surged by 137% during the first...

Japanese eager to import Taiwanese custard, wax apples after China ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese consumers, who rarely if ever have eaten Taiwan-grown custard apples and wax apples, are eager to try the fruits now that China has banned them. On Sunday (Sep...

Taiwan to require online registration of pet data to prevent smuggling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Council of Agriculture (COA) said Monday (Sept. 21) it will implement new measures to prevent pet smuggling. Pet shop owners will be required to input information a...

Legislators urge review of Taiwan’s animal protection policies following death of pet cat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Chen Ting-fei (陳亭妃) and New Taipei City Councilor Lee Kun-cheng (李坤城) held a joint press conference on Thursday (Sept. 9) calling for revisions to animal protec...

Dumping kitchen waste in Taiwan punishable by up to NT$15 million fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Individuals who dispose of kitchen waste illegally will face a heavy fine of up to NT$15 million (US$538,914) as Taiwan beefs up action to prevent African swine fever (ASF...

Taiwan offers NT$1.2 million reward for reporting improper feeding practices at pig farms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The agricultural authorities in Taiwan have put up a cash reward of NT$1.2 million (US$42,962) for those providing information on hog farmers violating pig feed rules. ...

Taiwan to pursue severe punishment of animal smugglers in wake of cat culling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The legislative caucus of the ruling DPP has reached a consensus on imposing heavy penalties on animal smugglers after 154 illegally imported cats were euthanized amid a p...

Vietnamese mother-daughter pair detained for smuggling African swine fever-infected pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei District Prosecutors Office has detained a Vietnamese mother and daughter following their admission of guilt for smuggling controlled items, CNA reported on...